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Author Archives: Jane Pribek

Early adapters of a new social network for lawyers will find a slow start

If you’re interested in checking out a new social-networking opportunity, take a look at Foxwordy, an invite-only online social network for lawyers. Foxwordy, launched in February, is a private platform, built “by lawyers for lawyers.”

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New ABA book offers advice on leading lawyers

Analytical. Skeptical. A high degree of urgency. A preference for autonomy. A lower need for social interaction. Resistant to change. Thin-skinned. While not entirely flattering, these are traits typically found in lawyers, all of which can make us more difficult to lead, according to a new book published by the American Bar Association, “Learning from Law Firm Leaders.”

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Court upholds mandatory arbitration in union case

The courthouse doors are closed to union members seeking redress for employment-related claims, when their union has waived their right to a judicial remedy and instead requires binding arbitration.

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Incarceration rates in Missouri are 12 percent higher than in the rest of the nation.

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Becoming ‘of counsel’ without AARP status

The stereotypical of counsel attorney is the former partner who comes into the office to share his wisdom when he’s bored with retirement. Milwaukee attorney Jonathan P. Groth, in his 30s and the prime of his career, is proof that ...

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More lawyers are marketing to YouTube’s viewers

The other day, after viewing the latest humorous Saturday Night Live skit on YouTube using a link someone e-mailed me – I mean, the other day while I was working – I got to wondering about the potential for YouTube ...

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Ooma and Vonage offer options for attorneys

Is it time you reconsidered your relationship with Ma Bell? Milwaukee attorney Joseph Seifert hasn’t broken it off with her entirely, but he’s darn close. He’s found two great, price-conscious alternatives in VoIP services, ooma and Vonage. Seifert keeps Ma ...

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Helping female lawyers relate ‘just the facts’

“Um, I don’t know if this is a good idea, but I thought we could …” “This probably sounds stupid, but I thought one way we could handle this …” If you’re prone to beginning your presentations at office meetings ...

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Marketing: free Twitter tools for attorneys

I’ve been talking to lawyers and searching the Web in my quest for the best free Twitter applications for attorneys. Here’s what I learned. The first application you should check out is HootSuite, www.hootsuite.com. Jeffrey C. O’Brien, of Mansfield, Tanick ...

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